Tag: Local produce

Trajan's Farmers Market

To Farmers Market: When in Rome, Do As the Romans Do

What is the difference between a Tourist Farmers Market and a Local Farmers Market? How do you recognize if you are in a tourist trap? How to make the most of both markets? Built in 179 B.C. Trajan’s Market, the world oldest supermarket. I AM CURRENTLY UPDATING THIS POST WITH A NEW VIDEO SERIES: SEE VIDEO INTRODUCTION BELOW:  Applying the… Read more →

Ventimiglia Market

Ventimiglia Market: Italian Vegetables and Cheeses

There is a daily pilgrimage from France to the Ventimiglia market, famous for its low prices, high quality and amazing Italian food products. I went there with my friend blogger Patty Saveur to show you some of my favourites produce and give you some ideas how to cook them. Ventimiglia Market: Unusual Vegetables & Italian Cheeses In this video, I am going… Read more →

Picnic French Sandwich with local ingredients

Original French Sandwich

If you are vacationing on the French Riviera I would recommend trying at least once a French sandwich, an alternative to the beach kiosk or cafes: a DIY lunch. A good way is to try local regional products: bread, cheese, ham, fruits, vegetables and detox water. Jump to Recipe If you want to found out more on how to buy… Read more →

Fish baked in salt

Entertaining with Fish Baked in Salt Crust

Fish baked in salt crust Summer is at an end and the temperature is slowly cooling down. It is seafood time! In the 18th century, due to the numerous cases of food poisoning during the summer months, Louis XV banned the sales of Oysters and Mussels during “les mois sans R”; “The months without R”, May, June, July and August.… Read more →

Floating Nicoise Salad

Nicoise Salad

Nicoise salad is one of the most famous dish from the Cote d Azur region, and recipes using the term Nicoise have strict rules to follow. Too often traditional recipes have been misrepresented by “unscrupulous” cooks and I have no intention of getting into trouble with locals. So I did some research and on my French cooking bible, Larousse Gastronomique… Read more →